Reservation fee in the Maritimes
I just saw someone post a ride he was planning in NL that reminded me I wanted to share something I learned on my maritimes trip this August. If you're calling to make a reservation at a National or Provincial Park in NS or NL (this may be true Canada wide. Don't know.) You'll be told there's a $10. reservation fee. This has nothing to do with the actual campsite fee. If you want to reserve that campsite, you pay $10 EXTRA. Even during August, I never found a full campground and the check-in folks told me I didn't need to make a reservation: they always have over-flow space. What a rip-off! I imagine this is some political favor by the Canadian gov't to the co. that provides this bogus "service". Maybe needed if you're in an RV, but they knew I was on a bike. Shame on the Canadian gov't for allowing this. Camping in NS or NL? Don't bother with the reservation option.
BTW, I'm planning to go back next year. Its a beautiful ride all the way from my home in W. Mass - then heaven when you get there. Plus, this time I'll be on my new wee and more comfortable pulling off the tarmac to take a picture or keep going when it ends...(took my LT last time. Dropped it twice)